Gregoire C. R. B. MacArthur

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Gregoire C. R. B. MacArthur (died in 2001)

"Mr. MacArthur came to public notice when he formed a group called Citizens for Strategic Voting to back Ralph Nader and the Green Party in the 2000 presidential election. Its full-page newspaper advertisements sought to reassure voters that voting for a candidate who can't win is the smartest thing you'll ever do....

"Mr. MacArthur was a director of the J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation, which his father established in 1976 to further social justice and civil rights...

"Greg MacArthur founded a London-based group known as Article 19, the International Center on Censorship, in 1987. The year before, he established the MacArthur Justice Center, a nonprofit public-interest law firm affiliated with the University of Chicago Law School.

"Mr. MacArthur's interests extended to television productions with social and political themes, including the films of Michael Moore and the satellite television network Free Speech TV...

"Mr. MacArthur is survived by his wife, Gina MacArthur of Manhattan; their two children, Henry, and Grace; his mother, Christiane L'Entendart MacArthur of Manhattan; a brother, John R. MacArthur, also of Manhattan; and a sister, Dr. Solange MacArthur of Washington.

"He was a very versatile philanthropist who went beyond charity to support groups working for systemic justice, Mr. Nader said. He was very informed about the recipients of his grants, and he often networked with other philanthropists to support various initiatives." [1]

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  1. Greg MacArthur, Philanthropist And Green Party Supporter, 53, New York Times, accessed October 22, 2008.